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Police in Northern California bust two suspects with counterfeit currency

April 2, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Police in Northern California bust two suspects with counterfeit currency Lincoln Police Department

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California authorities say two suspects who were arrested with phony $100 bills kept receipts from purchases made with the counterfeit currency.

Police in Lincoln, north of Sacramento arrested two suspects, identified as Mitchell Gladden, 31, of Antelope and Lauren Meyer, 31, of Citrus Heights, after discovering the counterfeit bills in their car on Friday.

According to the Sacramento Bee, investigators used the serial numbers on the bills used to make purchases to match serial numbers on the fake money found in the car, which were subsequently corroborated by receipts the suspects had saved.

Officials said Gladden and Meyer face charges of possession of counterfeit currency, conspiracy, and burglary.

Reports indicate both suspects were on probation for prior offenses.

Cops also arrested a woman in her 30s, who was in the car with the two suspects for suspicion of methamphetamine.

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